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Inventology

(2016)
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A businessman struggles with his luggage at an airport and pioneers the wheeled suitcase. An engineer watches people using walkie-talkies and dreams up the mobile phone. A printer is frustrated by his unpredictable inks and creates the Pantone colour system.

Why were these particular people able to identify problems, and how did they discover the solutions that everyone else missed? Where exactly did their great ideas come from, and how did they go about making them into reality?

In pursuit of answers, Pagan Kennedy has spent her career examining the creative process, interviewing inventors and engineers, scientists, psychologists and economists in a bid to understand how we create. In Inventology Kennedy collects their wisdom and explores a series of landmark inventions, taking us through the processes by which we have come to dream up new products and technologies and conceived solutions to 'impossible' problems.

A must-listen for anyone who is curious about imagination, design and innovation, Inventology will inspire and entertain and will show you how to become more creative.



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Hardback Editions

2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 0-593-07723-7 / 978-0-593-07723-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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January 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 0-544-32400-5 / 978-0-544-32400-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

December 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Inventology
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 0-544-81192-5 / 978-0-544-81192-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 0-593-07347-9 / 978-0-593-07347-6 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

March 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 1-4890-9471-7 / 978-1-4890-9471-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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March 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 1-4890-9472-5 / 978-1-4890-9472-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 1-5159-0031-2 / 978-1-5159-0031-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 1-5159-5031-X / 978-1-5159-5031-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA